Terry Todd was a good cop, in a bad town. Monstro City is home to outcasts and immigrants, and…well, monsters. It is also home to the mob, and a police force that "serves and protects" it's bosses. Todd ran afoul of the system, and the monsters lost one of their few friends, as a result. Now, Todd's daughter, Terri, arrives on the scene. A young detective, sympathetic to the monsters' plight, Terri has a suspicious eye cast her way by the corrupt police force, as she's paired up with her father's old partner. Can she trust him to back her up? All this, and Terri hasn't even found out that her father is not "dead," anymore; at least, not conventionally.
Mark Wheatley's newest creation, Frankenstein Mobster, offers much to today's comics reader. Besides a storyline rich with possibilities, and near certain future twists and turns, there are interesting characters with believable motivations and dialogue. Not to mention Wheatley's beautifully painted artwork, which is a cookie-cutter version of no other style seen in comics. Wheatley's work is truly original in every way, as you've never seen classic scary-movie monsters in the same light.
Making the comic even more interesting is the availability of original Frankenstein Mobster strips and extras at its home site. A password is given in the letters page of each issue that opens up all kinds of additional "goodies," such as sketches and convention photos. A nice gimmick for giving the reader a little more enjoyment for their hard-earned buck.
Frankenstein Mobster is recommended for all but the youngest readers. Find it at your local comic shop (to find THAT, call 1-888-comicbook), or at the Insight Studios web site. Frankenstein Mobster, published by Image Comics, 32 pages, $2.95.Review by Mark Allen